Dubai to build world’s first 3D printed office

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Dubai to build world’s first 3D printed office

Dubai to build world’s first 3D printed office

(Dubai) – Plans have been revealed in Dubai for the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building, an ambitious move that will establish the UAE’s position as the global centre of technology in architecture, construction and design.
Speaking on the occasion, Mohamed Al Gergawi, Chairman of the UAE National Innovation Committee, said that the UAE aims to deploy the latest technologies to improve people’s lives and to develop its economy in line with the country’s National Innovation Strategy and the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
“This project reflects the vision of our leadership here in Dubai,” Al Gergawi said. “We are keen to use the latest technologies to simplify people’s lives and to serve them better. This project is part of our overall innovation strategy to create new designs and new solutions in education, healthcare and cities. Our goal is to increase the happiness and wellbeing of our residents and to pioneer new solutions for the world.
“The idea of 3D printing buildings was once a dream, but today it has become a reality,” he added. “This building will be a testimony to the efficiency and creativity of 3D printing technology, which we believe will play a major role in reshaping construction and design sectors. We aim to take advantage of this growth by becoming a global hub for innovation and 3D printing. This is the first step of many more to come.”
Experts estimate that 3D printing technology can reduce the production time of buildings by 50 to 70 percent, reduce labour costs by 50 to 80 percent, and can save between 30 and 60 percent of construction waste. These savings translate to enhanced productivity, higher economic return, and increased sustainability.
(Courtesy WAM)